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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Lefty, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    The makers should be able to make the second ribbon already formed into the circle. All that is needed is to remove the existing ribbon and slide the new one into place. At most you would just need to tack it in place with a stitch or two. I have a hat that the ribbon sits so firmly in place I have not bothered to stitch it down at all. It might be blasphemous but no one knows but me!!
     
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  2. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Just a note; I am not dexterous either....but persistent.
     
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  3. Mark Chmielewski

    Mark Chmielewski New in Town

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    Hmmm....swapable ribbons on a fedora...sounds wrong but ever so slightly right. Thanks.
     
  4. hatsandcanes

    hatsandcanes Familiar Face

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    RIBBONS, RIBBONS AND MORE RIBBONS!
    I have some rayon/cotton vintage ribbon that I am going to use to spruce up a few hats. Also, I have some beautiful vintage ribbon that I believe is completely rayon. I really did not notice the difference until I soaked the different pieces of ribbon to shrink it up. The pure rayon did not seem to soak up the water like the cotton/rayon did. It also does not seem as soft.
    Is the vintage rayon workable as a hat ribbon? It is 1 1/2" wide. Thanks for your help.
    R
     
  5. humanshoes

    humanshoes One Too Many

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    This explanation of rayon from the Museum Textile Services blog sums it up nicely:
    "The name “rayon” was coined in the 1924 as a generic term for regenerated cellulose fiber. The “Father of Rayon,” Frenchman Count Hillaire de Chardonnet, discovered in the 1880s that nitrocellulose from rags or wood pulp could be turned into fiber, thread, and fabric. Rayon was the first manufactured fiber, but because it is derived from cellulose, is not considered to be a true synthetic but a “semi-synthetic.” “Artificial Silk” made by the Chardonnet process was popular for decorative fabrics in the early 20th century."
    I've used vintage rayon ribbon and it does perform much better than the modern polyester stuff.
     
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  6. hatsandcanes

    hatsandcanes Familiar Face

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    Thank you Rick!
     
  7. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    I heard through the grapevine that Tim @AlleyKat Hats is planning on bringing in fur felts to sell as a master distributor. Checking out his Instagram he announced the pending opening of Pure Beaver Felts. Anyone in the know on this? Where is he sourcing them? And most importantly when?
     
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  8. jgod333

    jgod333 New in Town

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    I like the 2 3/4" brim but not sure about the western crown. Anyone ever steam and rebash to something different?
     
  9. MtnBob

    MtnBob New in Town

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    Brand new ORs are stiffer than vintage, and machine-creased. It takes some serious work to eliminate the factory bash and redo. Vintage are easy. I’ve done that on a few.
     
  10. jgod333

    jgod333 New in Town

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    So if I am going to try it needs to be the softer Royal Deluxe?
     
  11. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey Call Me a Cab

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    Or a vintage Royal Deluxe.

     
  12. MtnBob

    MtnBob New in Town

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    That’s what I’d do.
     
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  13. Vintage (early 1960s and older) are easily shaped however you want them. The current 6X hats are very stiff, but with steam and some patience you can change the crease. The current Royal Deluxe hats are going to be simpler to re-crease, but like the 6X, their crowns are lower than many prefer. If you can find a vintage hat you’ll be much happier, or at least I would if it were for me.
     
  14. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    You can always just buy an Akubra campdraft and style the crown however you like. Same as the Open Road but a different manufacture. You can also go custom. Johnny
     
  15. HarmCityHat-Man

    HarmCityHat-Man New in Town

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    Need help identifying a hat. It was a short brimmed porkpie-ish/fedora-ish hat that was wrinkled (I believe it is supposed to be wrinkled) with a "U" logo button on the band.
     
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  16. jgod333

    jgod333 New in Town

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    Thanks everyone. With the low crown on the modern OR and the other issues raised, I have decided to take Johnnycanuck's advice and go with the Akubra open crown. The search for another vintage hat will have to wait.
     
  17. Can you provide photos? You didn’t provide much to go on.
     
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  18. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    Great choice! the “Campdraft” is a fantastic hat. Just check out all the campdraft threads here and you will see how much people love it.
    An alternative to vintage is custom. Have a look at Northwest Hats on Instagram and Facebook they do a lot of open road style hats. You can choose your colour and any special requests you want.
    Enjoy your new hat when it comes in and remember to post pictures for everyone.
    Wear it in good health
    Johnny
     
  19. new2hats

    new2hats One of the Regulars

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    Hi, I have too many hats. But I love them and won't sell them, lol. But I do need to store them correctly. Is it a myth that they need to be stored on the crowns? If they need to be, then why? I was just going to stack them up, one on top of each other crown up in different piles. Or put them on shelves with the brim hanging over the edge if it is down. Have like 10-12 that won't fit in boxes.

    Thanks for info.
     
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  20. M Hatman

    M Hatman My Mail is Forwarded Here

    I am looking for information on this large format poster stamp....Is it Swedish? And is it for a factory, shop, or import advertising?
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